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Still Flailing: Why Are Anti-Gay Books Still Topping Amazon’s List?

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“Focus On The Family” Book #1 Search Result

 

So, at this point we know Amazon claims some guy in France was accidently responsible for the “mislabeling” of over 57,000 products, supposedly not all of them gay-related. Those items became classified as “adult” and were removed from general search results. Amazon has not, nor do I expect them to, projected the number of customers it has permanently lost, nor the loss in sales volume. And most are still pretty disappointed with Amazon’s insufficient response to the issue on Sunday and Monday.

Yesterday, while writing “Amazon Fails Gay Readers And Writers, Reclassifies GLBTQ Books As “Adult”“, I did a search for “homosexuality” on Amazon’s site, and got these results (you can pull up the image here):

A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality by Joseph Nicolosi and Linda Ames Nicolosi

Homosexuality (general topic fiction, non-fiction)

You Don’t Have to Be Gay: Hope and Freedom for Males Struggling With Homosexuality or for Those Who Know of Someone Who Is by Jeff Konrad

For The Bible Tells Me So ~ Gene Robinson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Imogene Robinson

Not very LGBTQ-friendly!

Today, doing the same search, I’m not seeing a more LGBTQ-friendly result:

101 Frequently Asked Questions About Homosexuality by Mike Haley

Homosexuality (general topic fiction, non-fiction)

What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality by Daniel A. Helminiak

Homosexuality and Civilization by Louis Crompton

The first result is written by a “Focus on the Family” “ex-gay”. From Amazon’s own Product Description:


101 Probing Questions…101 Compassionate and Scriptural Answers

“from Focus on the Family’s Mike Haley

Almost daily we hear news reports that confirm the acceptance of homosexuality in our culture.  Homosexuals are adopting children, appearing as characters on television programs, taking vacations catering to an exclusively gay clientele, and  even seeking the right to “marry” their partners.  But is this acceptance healthy for society?

Few topics can raise so many questions so quickly. And for many readers, those questions hit close to home as they learn of the homosexuality of a loved one or close friend.

Here are the answers to the most often asked questions about homosexuality, fielded by an expert on the subject…and a former homosexual himself.”

Amazon, what’s going on?

**Update** What are Amazon’s serch results based on? If “homosexuality” returns as it’s first choice, “101 Frequently Asked Questions About Homosexuality by Mike Haley” which has a sales rank of “376,926 in Books”, why does “What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality”, which has a sales rank of “#24,627 in Books”, appear below it? And why doesn’t Andrew Sullivan’s classic, “Virtually Normal”, which has a sales rank of “#388,922 in Books” appear within the first 48 results?

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‘Flashback Much?’: Senator Mocked for Saying IG Report Made Him Feel Like He Had ‘Dropped Acid’

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“About 25 percent of the way through it I thought I dropped acid. It’s surreal.”

A prominent Republican Senator is getting his own special due process on social media after using his precious time to question U.S. Dept. of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz by saying reading the 434 page report on the FBI’s Russia investigation was like dropping acid.

U.S. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) admitted to Horowitz on Wednesday that he had not finished reading the lengthy document but was about 70 percent done. He also appeared to be trying to make the infractions about FISA warrants committed by FBI agents to be seen as unprecedented and historically offensive, in an attempt to serve President Donald Trump by damaging the reputation of the FBI.

“About 15 percent of the way through it made me want to heave,” Sen. Kennedy announced. “About 25 percent of the way through it I thought I dropped acid. It’s surreal.”

Someone can be heard laughing in the background.

Kennedy chose to focus on the misconduct by the FBI agents instead of on the actual investigation, which the Inspector General found to be warranted: that is, opening up the Russia probe to determine not only how Putin and his cronies attacked the U.S. election but to what extent any Trump campaign officials may have been involved.

The Louisiana Republican Senator was not done. He made clear someone would have to pay for the misdeeds.

Apparently it would not matter to Kennedy who.

“I hope you’ll tell your colleagues at the FBI that we appreciate their work, but this has got to be fixed. At minimum someone’s got to be fired,” he announced.

Many were perplexed and shared their concerns about Sen. Kennedy on social media.

 

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Ted Cruz ‘Just Pumped Nonsensical Disinformation Into American Air Waves’: Former FBI Special Agent

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During his turn to question Inspector General Michael Horowitz today, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) didn’t really ask many questions, and instead chose to use his time to rant about what he believes are the corrupt origins of the investigation into Russia’s alleged collusion with the Trump campaign.

In a tweet, MSNBC’s Clint Watts wrote that Cruz “just pumped several minutes of nonsensical disinformation into American air waves.”

Watch Cruz’s rant in the video below:

Related: Lindsey Graham Explodes in Anger Demanding to Know Why FBI ‘Didn’t Tell Trump’ His Campaign Was Under Investigation

 

 

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Lindsey Graham Explodes in Anger Demanding to Know Why FBI ‘Didn’t Tell Trump’ His Campaign Was Under Investigation

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Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham exploded in anger as he questioned Inspector General Michael Horowitz, demanding to know why the FBI did not notify then-candidate Donald Trump and his campaign in 2016 that they were the subjects of a counterintelligence investigation to determine how Russia was attacking the U.S. and if any members of the Trump campaign were involved.

Chairman Graham appeared to ignore all the signs that Donald Trump and his campaign may have been conspiring with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election, including Trump’s infamous “Russia, if you’re listening” remarks.

The FBI “never made any effort to brief Donald Trump about suspected problems within his campaign,” Graham lamented, again, ignoring the FBI was working to determine if Trump or anyone else was colluding with Russia.

The FBI did warn the Trump campaign Russia was working to undermine the election. Trump appears to have taken that warning as an invitation to an opportunity to win the election rather than to protect the nation.

“Why did they not tell him that” people like Carter Page and George Papadopoulos might be working wirh Russia, Graham asked.

Graham later says, “I hope all of us would appreciate if you really believe there may be somebody in my campaign working with a foreign power, please tell me. Why didn’t they tell Trump?”

Again, the FBI likely had reason to suspect Trump was that somebody.

Despite all this, the RNC opted to immediately post a clip of Graham defending Trump on YouTube and Twitter (below).

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